Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics

Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics

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This volume reflects the influence of Chuck Fillmorea€™s ground-breaking work in the fields of semantics and pragmatics. The papers in the volume pay tribute to his pioneering research into the deepest realms of the nature of a€˜meaninga€™.TOPIC: The referent of a linguistic expression which, in a given utterance context, a sentence is construed to be about. The definitions of a#39;focusa#39; and a#39;pragmatic assertiona#39; imply that if a sentence evokes no presupposition (as e.g. Ita#39;s raining), anbsp;...

Title:Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics
Author:Masayoshi Shibatani, Sandra A. Thompson
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1996-01-01


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